Christopher Dean: Ice skating legend’s age, wife, relationship with Jayne Torvill and more facts
Christopher Dean is an English ice dancer. With Jayne Torvill, he won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
They also won a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists.
They took a break from skating in 1998, and returned in 2006 as judges and coaches on ITV competition Dancing on Ice.
Their performance at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, along to the music of Maurice Ravel’s ‘Boléro’, made them world-famous stars.
They received 12 perfect 6.0 marks, and was one of the most popular achievements in the history of British sport, watched by a UK TV audience of 24 million people.